As you hopefully read from our home page here at MAS 90 Today, this website is designed as a no nonsense approach to MAS 90 accounting software. We are not about the “fluff” being pictures and brochures, but rather just straight scoop about the product, hand written, without copy / paste from technical manuals and brochures, which is typically what you will find on most websites. Therefore, below you will find a good overview of MAS90.
MAS 90 is a mid-market software program meaning it is designed for the SMB (Small to Medium sized Business) typically companies who are doing between $2 million and $100 million per year in annual revenue. Companies who are smaller than that typically use an entry level product like PeachTree and companies who are larger than that typically move up to MAS 500 which is also by Sage Software.
Some people refer to these software programs like MAS90 as ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) or back-office software. Others call it accounting software. While others get into more detail by calling it inventory management software, distribution software or manufacturing software, because it also has those functions available. It is modular based meaning you only need to purchase the modules that would be applicable for your business. If you don’t maintain inventory for example, then you won’t need the inventory module.
MAS 90 is not sold direct by Sage Software, therefore you must purchase it from an authorized MAS 90 Reseller which is sometimes called a MAS 90 Partner. They will also be able to provide you with MAS 90 Support as well as MAS 90 Training. Here at MAS 90 Today, we also have a MAS 90 Blog where you can find more information about the software which will will update on a regular basis with new posts.
There are over 22 modules available for MAS90. They are typically grouped into several categories such as core accounting, distribution, and manufacturing.
MAS 90 Core Accounting
MAS 90 General Ledger
The General Ledger is responsible for the financial postings from all modules. It maintains the debits and credits per account and includes assets, liabilities, equity, revenue, cost of goods sold, expenses and other income / expense. It is where you will be able to print your financial reports such as your income statement (profit and loss statement) as well as your balance sheet.
MAS 90 Accounts Payable
The accounts payable module maintains your vendors as well as invoices from vendors that you will pay. It also allow for check writing to pay the vendor invoices and can track outstanding debts and recurring invoices. It does integrate with the Purchase Order module for when you order products from vendors.
MAS 90 Accounts Receivable
The accounts receivable module maintains information about your customers including sales history and aging reports. It also integrates with the Sales Order module if you are also selling items from inventory. It also keeps track of invoices and can send statements as well as finance charges and commissions for sales persons.
MAS 90 Payroll
Although most companies outsource their payroll to another company, MAS 90 does have the ability to do payroll in-house if you would prefer. It has all the standard payroll functions including the ability to write checks, do direct deposit, earnings and deductions, 401k plans, tracks vacation and sick time, etc.
MAS 90 Bank Reconciliation
The Bank Rec module tracks checks from AP and Payroll as well as deposits from AR cash receipts and you can even post account transfers from the GL module as well. It is a nice module to reconcile with your paper bank statements.
MAS 90 Distribution
MAS 90 Inventory Management
The inventory management module maintains and tracks everything about your inventory items including purchases as well as sales information, stock status levels, reorder points, etc.
MAS 90 Sales Order
The sales order module integrate with inventory management to allow for invoices to be generated for customers for selected inventory items. It can also be integrated with Starship which will allow for UPS or FedEx tracking information to appear within the program as well.
MAS 90 Purchase Order
The purchase order module integrates with inventory management to allow for the purchasing of inventory items. The can be auto generated as well based on stock levels with minimum or maximum on hand quantities setup per warehouse location.
MAS 90 RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization)
The RMA module, also called Return Merchandise Authorization, handles returns from customers and can issue credits or replacements for those customers as well as returns to the vendor for defective items. It also integrates with Sales Order, Purchase Order and Accounts Receivable.
MAS 90 Manufacturing
MAS 90 Bill of Materials
The Bill of Materials module integrates with inventory and allows for multi-level bills which are basically the parts required for the manufacturing process of an item. It can also handle back flush for quick turn-around items or assembly work or it can integrate with Work Order for manufactured items that are not quick turn-around.
MAS 90 Work Order
The work order module is specific to manufacturing and can track an item from start to finish during the manufacturing process and includes work station areas as well as people if you want to track time and dollars to develop true costs of manufacturing.
MAS 90 MRP (Material Requirements Planning)
The MRP module, also referred to as Material Requirements Planning, allow you to look at past sales and also project future sales to determine what you stock levels really should be for the manufacturing process.
Other MAS 90 Modules
MAS 90 Library Master
The Library Master module is the brains or CPU behind MAS 90 and is a mandatory module. This is where you will setup security and company specific information for example.
MAS 90 Paperless Office
Paperless Office allows you to generate all reports into PDF format to save printing costs like paper, ink or toner cartridges. It also can send invoices and statements to customers electronically such as email or fax and can also send purchase orders to vendors electronically.
MAS 90 Business Insights
Business Insights gives upper level management a snapshot of how the company is doing in real time reporting, both on screen as well as reporting.
MAS 90 Job Cost
Job Cost allows service based companies to track profitability per job and can integrate with purchase order, accounts receivable as well as inventory and it can provide retention if required.
MAS 90 Bar Code
The Bar Code module integrates with Scanco’s bar code technology systems which allow for inventory related items to be scanned instead of manually input. This includes shipping, receiving and physical counts.
MAS 90 Time Card
The Time Card module can be stand alone or integrated with other modules such as Payroll or Job Cost and can provide punch in / punch out times for employees.
MAS 90 Visual Integrator
The Visual Integrator module, formerly called Import Master, allows for the import or export to or from MAS 90 in almost any file format.
MAS 90 Fixed Assets
Fixed Assets is another Sage Software program that also integrates directly with MAS 90 and tracks appreciation or depreciation schedules which can then be directly written into the GL module for financial updating.
MAS 90 e-Business Manager
e-Business Manager allows your company to create and develop an e-Commerce website within 1 day at a fraction of the cost of developing a stand alone e-Commerce website. It directly integrates with MAS 90 and can download all order information directly into MAS 90 for processing.
MAS 90 Custom Office
The custom office module allows you to customize screens and fields within the program and also allows you to add additional fields called UDF’s (User Defined Fields).
In addition to the above listed modules, there are also other modules available for MAS 90 and there are another 1,000+ add-on modules and programs that are available including EDI (Electronic Data Interchange).